Using and storing elderflower

Fresh flower

Fresh elderflowers are extremely perishable and should be used soon after harvest.

Elderflowers can be held for a day or two in the refrigerator, but the aroma disappears fast. During refrigeration, store the flower in a container with a loose, breathable covering that allows excessive moisture to escape.

For longer storage, elderflower should be dried. Elderflowers do not freeze well.